Pierre Poussin’s artistic approach joins abstract concepts with practical functionality. Pierre believes art should be tailor-made for the public space it inhabits, and just as importantly, for the community that the art work serves. His work examines a series of inherent contrasts in our environments: natural vs. industrial, history vs. future, dynamic vs. static.
Pierre is an expert in materials, industrial technologies, manufacturing techniques and industrial processes. Artistically, in the past, Pierre has specialized in creating large-scale public art installations and permanent exterior artworks for municipal and corporate clients as well as architects, landscape architects and urban developers. His goal is to develop pieces which embrace function and encourage interaction and curiosity, with past themes including: movement, nature, history, community, identity and technology.
Pierre Poussin is a Canadian-Mauritian artist based in Toronto. His father immigrated to Canada and relocated to a remote northern community. Pierre went on to study biochemistry at the University of Ottawa, and graduated from the Furniture Design program at Sheridan College. He now specializes in large-scale public art installations that draws from the natural world, as well as urban communities and their diverse histories. Most recently, Pierre has created an abstract and commemorative sculpture, Esprit, for the new Alex Decoteau Park and for the City of Edmonton, an intricate feature wall, Exported Floras, for the Florian Tower, located in Yorkville, Toronto. He is also producing Cascades, a series of sculptural seating for the upcoming Bayview Station, for the City of Ottawa, and Brick Obelisk, a backlit Corten-steel piece, that will serve as an archive of Toronto's Carlaw and Dundas neighbourhood, featuring detailed maps of various stages of the community's history.
Over the last decade, Pierre has worked with a diverse range of clients including: The 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics Games, The City of Ottawa, The City of Toronto, The City of Vancouver, The City of Edmonton, Sheridan College, Princeton University, McMaster University, CAMH, Nienkämper Furniture, Concord Adex Developments for Toronto’s Panorama, Quartz & Lumen Condominium Complexes, Diamante Development Corporation's Florian Tower, Pinnacle International Developments' Uptown Mississauga Complex, the Walt Disney Corporation, XM Radio for Toyota/Lexus Canada, Toronto’s Royal Canadian Yacht Club and the Peace Bridge Authority of Fort Erie and Buffalo New York.